Friday, April 19, 2024

Tranquility Dance Troupe Presents "Into the Light"

 By Dancerina Starlight

Sims around Second Life (SL) continue to delight residents with enthralling events and activities. The Dream of Tranquility sim is among them.  On Sunday, April 21, 2024, Tranquility Dance Troupe (TDT) will present "Into the Light" Dance Program.  

Owned, operated, and directed by Ms. Faith Heartstrong and Mrs. Sarah Aarons, Tranquility Dance Troupe strives for excellence and professionalism in process, performance, and  people relations. The company encompasses spirit within that shines a positive light, fun and true friendships.  

The TDT dancers are passionate about dance and exude that through the entire dance process, performance, and interaction with people. This troupe was established to provide a safe space for dance where every dancer's creativity flows in a constructive space. In addition to accepting dance invitations at various venues, TDT has invested in the TDT Theater, nestled in the center of the Dream of Tranquility Region.  It is nicely secluded, yet warm and friendly.

This weekend, TDT hopes that through each dance, paths will be made clearer and exact for each person present. It hopes that dreams will be ignited, lights will be shone, with unfolded paths of clarity. The TDT's desire is that a woven tapestry of gold, where hope takes root, as a story untold is experienced as each dance intricately presents movements that will speak to the light and pathway of each person's desire; allowing the audience to strongly step with purpose and renewed freedom.

The troupe looks forward to its first, upcoming production entitled, "Into the Light," on SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2024, from 3:00 PM SLT to 4:00.

Access Links:

Theater Landing

Public Landing at the Shops

Dancerina Starlight

Sunday, April 14, 2024

A Song For The Relay, "We Are Here"

By Bixyl Shuftan
Mattie Carlton/Mattie Foxpaws, is a lady of many talents. A DJ in Second Life, as well as a Relayer, she has raised more money at a few events than some teams. But she has done more than play music lately. Recently she finished a song, and contacted me about it. 

"I wanna donate it," Mattie told me over Discord, "I dunno if its Newser worthy or not, but I knew you would like to have it." Mattie would explain how it was made, "I started the lyrics back in 2020 and set it aside for a bit due to life ... I finished the songs lyrics today, while thinking about my late friend Kei (Kei Haru Paws / dante184). Then for the heck of it i started playing with the song using a vocaloid (basically a sort of synthesized voice) and with the small bits of music theory I know, and a little help from AI (to fill in some instruments I never got to learn to play) I was able to complete a final and usable cut.

"While its not what I would can a studio quality final mix or anything, its in a state it can be used as is and shared for Relay. I want no royalties or anything. This is just a gift.  A small way I can help out. I want to make up for not being there for as many events lately as well. If anyone wishes, they can also use this as framework to make their own covers or derivatives."
 [Verse 1]
It takes so many we love.
Others survive, but the pain's always the same.
It never shows mercy, and shows no bias.
A disease so well known, yet a mystery it remains.
No real cure, and many treatments,
It's oh so frightening.

We are here, for one another.
We are here, to bring and end.
Relay has saved so many,
and with our help,
It can save so many more.

[Verse 2]
Persons so tired and weathered.
With Chemo in the veins, effects that may remain.
Sometimes only adding to the pain. Please God!
So much nausea, hair falling away. Just take it all away!
The prayers of those that are fighting,
May they be answered!

We are here, for one another.
We are here, to bring and end.
Relay has saved so many,
and with our help,
It can save so many more.

Alas! When treatments are no longer needed,
Cause a cure one day found,
Harmoniously Rejoicing,
As all can walk free!
For all can be healed!

We are here, for one another.
We are here, to bring and end.
Relay has saved so many,
and with our help,
It will save so many more.
"It may not be the best written song as I'm still learning a lot about music," Mattie added, "especially music theory, and I'm not good at playing instruments so I had to use the help of computer software such but I just wanted to do something to help. I also wanted to try and express how I was feeling at the time. I'm just sick of losing people to cancer."
Mattie uploaded the song onto the Internet for people to download. To download the tune, Click Here.

Bixyl Shuftan

Monday, April 1, 2024

Scenes From the Bellisseria Anniversary Grounds

 By Gemma Cleanslate

Sunday I took a tour of the marvelous area that will be the location for most of the celebration for the Bellisseria 5th anniversary . It has been coming for a long time and now it is here! From April 2 through April 30 there will be activities going on. The actual anniversary is April 15.Watch for all the notices about activities. The Planning Committee has been working months on the event. They are “ Prudence Anton, Cian Wycliffe, Riot Hax, Kalia Anatine-Hax, Stephanie Gardner, KrystalKandy, Varistentia Varriale” .

The new “fairgrounds “ is specially constructed for touring, dancing, collecting gifts, and much more.The streets near by are adorned with various houses that a Bellisserian resident can select. Each is filled with decorations by various members of the community. It you touch the billboard out front it will pass you the information about everything in the house.

I visited Xia Xevious' log house 

and walked through admiring the décor she chose for this type of home.

Then I went over to Victorian 

where she did a different style of décor that fit that home.

The Bellisserian Hammies,The Bellisseria Hamster (JessycaJayne Resident) and Varistentia Varriale, owners of the Animal Sanctuary have set up a Zoo full of animals, birds and reptiles. 

Each has their own environment and in the middle is a rock growth covered with seals and penguins. A lovely picnic area is there for your convenience. I spied some nearby food stalls. Vari said”We haz a lil Belli City Zoo for da peeples” in Hammie talk.

I recommend taking the automatic tour ride when you arrive , You will learn the history of the the Bellisseria Homes and when they first appeared. The tour “guide” will chat with you and tell you places to see during the month… and tips about hunt and searches and more gifts to be found all over the regions.

I will be suggesting more places to visit during the month. All residents of SL are invited to the celebration. Do not miss it!! The gift plaza is out of this world! Well known creators of SL have donated so many lovely items .. get ready for inventory overload!

This will set you down right next to the Automatic Tour on which two can ride .